Personal Development Quotes To Keep You Going When You’re Down

There are times I’m down and I just need something to hold on to, something to grab on to.

At these times, all I do is Google. Google motivational or personal development quotes and swim in them till they speak to my inner man.

So today, I’ll love to share some of them with you. The ones I’ve kept close to my heart. I hope they’ll keep you in your trying times just as they did with me.

Top Quotes on Growth And Development

1. “When you discover your gift and develop it, the world will start looking for you” ― Sunday Adelaja

2. “I will speak ill of no one and speak all the good I know of everybody.” — Andrew Jackson

3. “If pain doesn't lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering.” ― Katerina Stoykova Klemer

4. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” — David Bly

5. “For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be.  What is once well done, is well done forever.” — Henry David Thoreau

6. “I praise loudly; I blame softly.” — Queen Catherine II   

7. “For a thinking man, the main thing is to develop that person within” ― Sunday Adelaja

8. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” — Jimmy Johnson

9. “Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” — Jim Rohn

10 “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

11. “Who we are in the present includes who we were in the past.” ― Fred Rogers

12. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” — Will Durant

13. “Know who you are, and be it. Know what you want, and go out and get it!” ― Carroll Bryant

14. “What we think, we become.” – Buddha

15. “Any ideas, plan, or purpose maybe placed in the mind through repetition of thought” ― Napoleon Hill

16. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

17. “Develop your gift to ensure that your invention will be put into practice” ― Sunday Adelaja

18. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

19. “Any ideas, plan, or purpose maybe placed in the mind through repetition of thought” ― Napoleon Hill

20. “Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

21. “You can dramatize your ideas in business or in any other aspect of your life. It’s easy” ― Dale Carnegie

22. “The only journey is the journey within.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

23. “We must become the change we want to see.” — Mahatma Gandhi

24. “A boss says “go and make sure you do it”; a leader says “let’s go and make it happen”. Bosses control people; leaders involve them.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

25. “What you do not want to be done to yourself, do not do to others.” – Confucius

26. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” — William Arthur Ward

27. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw

28. “Success is not so much what we have, as it is what we are.” — Jim Rohn

29. “Be humble always and identify with the common man; even when success and achievements want to make you proud.” — Bishop Leonard Umumna

30. “Ability may take you to the top, but it takes character to stay there.” — William Blake

31. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr Seuss

32. “It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.” — Zig Ziglar

33. “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” — Bruce Lee

34. "Live out your imagination, not your history." -- Stephen Covey

35. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” — Jim Rohn

36. “There is no man in this world that does not have the ability to develop visions” ― Sunday Adelaja

37. “Success is not the key to happiness.  Happiness is the key to success.  If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” — Albert Schweitzer

38. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” — Bruce Lee

39. “Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.” — African Proverb

40. “Insist on yourself. Never imitate.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

41. “Don't be a pawn, when you're meant to be the king.” ― Constance Friday Elias

42. “I’ve never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.” — Paul Harvey

43. “Overcoming all obstacles improves us, develops our natural ability and makes us stronger” ― Sunday Adelaja

44. “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” — John Dryden

45. “Develop the muscles for hard work and never be an early quitter.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

46. “Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts.  This is the secret of success.” — Swami Sivandanda

47. “It is true that the mental aspect of kung-fu is the desired end; however, to achieve this end, technical skill must come first.” — Bruce Lee

48. “Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person we become.” — Jim Rohn

49. “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” — Steven Covey

50. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” — Vince Lombardi

51. “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Oppenheim

52. “The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

53. “We are what we frequently do.” – Aristotle

54. “The secret of success is consistency of purpose.” — Benjamin Disraeli

55. “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” — Benjamin Franklin

56. “Forget yourself and start to work.” — Gordon B. Hinckley

57. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” — Dale Carnegie

58. “The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.” — Bruce Lee

59. "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

60. "Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong." -- William Thackeray

61. “Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” — Doug Firebaugh

62. “There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.” — Vince Lombardi

63. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” — Benjamin Franklin

64. “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” — George Patton

65. Don't dream it. Be it" -- Richard O'Brian

66. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing … that’s why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar

67. “Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” — Babe Ruth

68. "I don't count the days, I make the days count!"-- Muhammad Ali

69. “If you aren’t making any mistakes, it’s a sure sign you’re playing it too safe.” — John Maxwell

70. “Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” — Chinese Proverb

71. “If you learn only methods, you’ll be tied to your methods, but if you learn principles you can devise your own methods.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

72. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” — T.S. Eliot

73. “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth — not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha

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  1. Very educational and informative. Also, not as much filler content as in other Posts I have read about this topic so very nice to see that. Keep it up!

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  2. Thanks Pete! Yes, i agree. There will be more updates as time goes by. We've started updating our articles already. And love your post on Emotional intelligence. Thumbs up!


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